Discover the Power of Berberine

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Berberine—an alkaloid found in herbs like barberry, goldenseal, and Oregon grape—is getting lots of buzz these days. Originally used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, the benefits of berberine have recently become of the hot topic among researchers. Studies over the past 15 years show that berberine can benefit numerous health conditions. But one of the most …

Kick Your Workout into High Gear with Cardio

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It’s no secret that weight training is essential to toning your body and maintaining your strength. But there’s another form of exercise that often gets left by the wayside: cardio. Cardiovascular exercise, also known as cardio or aerobic exercise, is any type of exercise that gets your heart rate up for a sustained period of time. While there are plenty …

Get Heart Healthy

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Here’s a startling statistic: According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer and COPD (think emphysema and chronic bronchitis) combined. In fact, it’s the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. While a family history of cardiovascular disease can increase your risk—an early heart attack in a parent …

Heart-Protecting Probiotics

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The Study Abstract: Lactobacillus plantarum DR7 Reduces Cholesterol via Phosphorylation of AMPK That Down-regulated the mRNA Expression of HMG-CoA Reductase. Hypercholesterolemia is one of the primary risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. The use of lactobacilli probiotics to reduce blood cholesterol levels have been extensively reported. However, more information is needed to evaluate the possible mechanisms involved and to identify possible …

Andrographis for Optimal Health

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Let’s be real: should you trust a supplement that touts itself as an “all-in-one health solution,” boasting everything from the ability to protect your cardiovascular system to relieving the symptoms of the common cold? Surprisingly, the answer is yes—at least when that supplement is andrographis. Andrographis may be the most powerful botanical you’ve never heard of. Though it’s been a …

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

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Brush, floss, rinse: Three simple steps that are supposed to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Yet, reality paints a far different picture. According to the National Institutes of Health, most adults show signs of both tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. It’s so serious that two-thirds of middle-aged Americans have lost at least one tooth to …